Tribune graphic -- Phase 6 of Kiley Ranch North planned development moved forward Thursday evening as the Sparks Planning Commission approved its final handbook. Representatives for the developer, Rising Tides LLC, said interest has already been expressed in planned residential units.
The Sparks Planning Commission approved a final planned development handbook for Phase 6 of the Kiley Ranch North housing district on the northeast corner of Kiley and Henry Orr parkways, a phase that totals more than 115 acres in Sparks.
The planning commission has reviewed and approved Kiley Ranch North, a total of 834.5 acres of planned development, in increment phases after approving its tentative handbook the land use amendment from Open Space to a bevy of uses ranging from Low-Medium Residential to High Residential. The land use also permits Neighborhood Commercial, Village Center, Business Park and Neighborhood Park segments for building.
Ultimately, the Sparks City Council will vote on a rezoning ordinance to classify Phase 6 for the New Urban District on April 28.
According to Realtor.com, an official website of the National Association of Realtors, the average home price in Kiley Ranch North is $210,000. The average home price per square foot in Kiley Ranch North is $120 and about 1 percent of all homes in Kiley Ranch North sold in the last six months. The listings and properties in Kiley Ranch North, according to the website, are only a part of the 38,904 properties and 537 homes for sale in Sparks. Because of this, the average home price and average home value of Kiley Ranch North also influences the average home price $177,795 and average sale price $215,049 of Sparks.
The website also specified that "100 percent" of Kiley Ranch North had new listings.
The final development handbook approved by the commission for Phase 6 states it will create "human-scale environments in which the individual can feel both comfortable and safe." Phase 6 is surrounded by dedicated open space to the east, planned single family and public facilities to the north, planned residential and potential commercial to the west and an existing development within the Kiley Ranch Southern Development Division to the south.
The overall master plan for the Kiley Ranch development shows about 317 acres of residential use, permitting more than 3,900 total units. Those numbers are coupled with about 160 acres of commercial use, about 126 acres of office/business park use, about 12 acres of public facilities (public parks, schools) and about 117 acres of open space. The total project also includes more than 93 acres of roadways.
The Sparks Planning Commission took another step in the city's medical marijuana dispensaries issue by approving an ordinance amendment to Title 20 of the Sparks municipal Code, which will provide zoning authorization for such dispensaries.
Final regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries were handed down from the state offices at the beginning of April and those offices will begin a process to accept applications for registration certifications for medical marijuana establishments sometime this summer.
City of Sparks planning staff members deliberated a few changes to the original amendment, which covered the distance a medical marijuana dispensary is required to be from the three main intersections in the Sparks industrial area and the amount of patient-access space that is allowed inside the dispensary.
Senior Planner Karen Melby said any medical marijuana dispensary will need its public access point to be readily visible from the arterial road it is situated on and it is required to be 1,000 feet from the intersection, which in this case limits to the center of Rock and McCarran boulevards, Greg Street and Glendale Avenue and McCarran Boulevard and Glendale Avenue. The 1,000 feet from the intersection was boosted from 500 feet after deliberation by the commission and city staff.
The amendment also includes a provision in which a dispensary can allow up to 2,500 square feet of patient-access space within a facility. The number was changed from 1,000 square feet in the original report before the commission.
The amendment to Title 20 will now go before the Sparks City Council and will require first and second readings, the second of which is open for public comment, before being fully enforced in the Municipal Code.